Registration now closed - The Balance Workshop with Stroke Ed, hosted by MS Ireland

Third Party Event

Venue Online
City Online
Contact Hours 8
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Gerontology, Neurology
Presenter Details Karl Schurr Karl Is A Physiotherapy Clinician, Researcher And Educator. He Has Over 30+ Years’ Experience In Stroke, Brain Injury And Aged Care Rehabilitation In Australia And The UK. Research And Publications: Karl Has Published 27 Peer Reviewed Journal Articles And Been Awarded Over $1 Million In Research Funding. His Research Focuses On Methods To Increase Exercise Intensity, Dosage, And Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Rehabilitation Interventions For Stroke Survivors And Older People. 
Simone Dorsch Simone Is A Physiotherapy Clinician, Researcher And Educator. She Has 20+ Years Experience In Stroke, Brain Injury And Aged Care Rehabilitation. Simone Is A Senior Lecturer At The Australian Catholic University In North Sydney. Research And Publications: Simone Has Published Many Peer Reviewed Journal Articles. Her Research Focuses On The Relationship Between Loss Of Strength And Activity Limitations And Strategies To Increase Amounts Of Practice In Rehabilitation
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
How to Book Email To Reserve A Place. Payment Details To Be Arranged Prior To Workshop.
Contact Person Tina O'Connor
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Date 13 Apr 2021 08:00 - 27 Apr 2021 12:30

***Registration is now closed**


Due to the great interest in the Balance workshop with Stroke Ed hosted by the ISCP in March, MS Ireland is now hosting this same course in April.

About the workshop:

The balance workshop was developed to complement the evidence-based exercise guidelines for improving balance and preventing falls. While the guidelines of Professor Cathie Sherrington and colleagues are widely available, implementing these guidelines in clinical practice continues to be a major clinical challenge. Therapists have asked the StrokeEd collaboration for advice about how to implement effective balance strategies that are safe, challenging and of sufficiently high dosage. This workshop aims to assist clinicians to develop evidence-based solutions for people with balance difficulties. The workshop uses lectures, practical sessions, video analysis and clinical sessions with patients in order to provide clinicians with many strategies for effective balance training with people of differing levels of disability. 

Target audience: 

Physiotherapists and occupational therapists and exercise physiologists who are working with older people and/or people with neurological conditions, in inpatient, outpatient or community settings and in private or public settings. This workshop aims to assist clinicians to develop evidence-based solutions for people with balance difficulties 

Learning outcomes: 

At the completion of the workshop participants should be able to: 1. Define balance, postural adjustments, kinematics, kinetics, task specificity 2. Discuss research about the characteristics of postural adjustments i.e. timing, task specificity 3. Describe changes that occur to postural adjustments with aging and neuropathology 4. Describe the assessment and analysis of balance impairment 5. Describe the risk factors and circumstances of falls 6. Discuss the evidence for exercise interventions to improve balance and reduce falls 7. Describe how to set up effective balance training for people with impaired balance 


13 Apr 2021 08:00 to 12:00 AND

27 April 2021 08:00 to 12:00 

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